The Vampire Diaries favourite Nina Dobrev, Never Have I Ever’s Darren Barnet and Silicon Valley actor Jimmy O Yang feature in some first-look images from Netflix romantic comedy Love Hard.
The festive movie sees a woman travel all the way across the US to meet her online date, only to discover she’s been the victim of a catfish. But things may work out for her in the end…
Written by Danny Mackey and Rebecca Ewing, and directed by Costa Rican filmmaker Hernán Jiménez, who previously worked on 2019 title Elsewhere, the first-look pictures promise plenty of cheer when it comes out next month.
Dobrev plays Natalie, a Los Angeles woman who falls for a man on a dating app and travels to his East Coast hometown to surprise him for Christmas, only to discover he’s not who he claimed to be.
However, her real crush lives in the same town, and the catfish offers to set them up on one condition – she pretend to be his girlfriend for the holidays.
Elsewhere, Shadowhunters’ Harry Shum Jr, Modern Love’s James Saito and The Suicide Squad’s Mikaela Hoover all have supporting roles.
Yang, who plays Lin family member Josh in Love Hard, previously discussed the idea of a Silicon Valley revisit someday.
“It’s the show that gave me my break,” he reflected. “And I think my character really developed over the years into something else – for people that watched the show – into something quite diabolical and different.
“If they ever want to reboot it or make a movie, I’m not saying that’s… anything. But I would love to do it again. And we still keep in touch. It’s a group of great people.”